Credibility Casting Director with TV Commercial credits

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I am a casting director with over 21 years experience. I had someone try to discredit/defame me as a casting director because IMDB only lists my tv/film experience in the 90's as a casting assistant. However, I have my own casting company, excellent reputation with actors and my clients but I do primarily tv commercials, voiceovers, industrials, short films, theater. How can I list my credits in the just mentioned fields of casting as a casting director to prevent others from discrediting me? 
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Ken,
Your credits from the 90's are factual though....so I'm not sure why you would be discredited by the work you did at the far end of your career.

It you have credits in work that is on IMDb, or eligible to be added to IMDb then of course it is simple to add you to these if your name appeared on-screen....after all, this is how your work from the 90's got added...someone just typing in all the names they saw in the end credits.

TV adverts and industrial films generally do not get added to IMDb, and of course theatre neither - short films could be on there...do you have a list someone?

It should be said, you could simply add whatever you want (in the correct format) to the "other works" section of your IMDb name page.

bob
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Thanks, Bob.  The problem was this other casting director in the CSA discrediting my "title" as a casting director because the credits on IMDB say "casting Assistant" 
After I moved to New York late 90's I opened my own casting company for commercials. So this other CD in LA was trying to defame me from saying I'm a casting director.  
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But "The Other Works" section: that's where I could list commercials and such?
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Ken,
Yes, indeed - if you go the "other works" page and hit the edit page button at the bottom, then select how many you want to add (say 5)

On the next screen you'll have 5 boxes, 1 for each commercial or whatever you want to add.....there will be text showing you how to enter them, but basically for you it will be like this:

(October 2011) TV commercial for Whizzo Chocolates - Casting Director
(October 2010) Transformers New Dinobots TV commercial for Mattel - Casting Director

Change the details of course, but use this format....I think the appear in the order that you add them, so start with recent first and work your way back....probably worth typing them all out in Word or something first.

bob
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thanks, Bob. I'll try that. Is there any reason IMDB would not publish them? I seem to remember a couple years ago, entering commercials (not in the format style you gave me) and none of them are listed there. Not sure what happened. Thanks again for your guidance. 
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Ken,
No, they should be added okay....although keep a copy and keep an eye on it every few months once they are added....if you are in a "handbags at dawn" situation with this other person, then it may be they apply to IMDb to have the data deleted.

Unlikely, but not beyond the imagination.

bob
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